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Motorcycle Accidents

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s Third Circuit ruled that a precedent set by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court barred National General insurance Co. from denying additional underinsured motorist benefits to a motorcyclist who was injured in a crash. The motorcycle was covered by a different insurance company, and National General wanted to use a household vehicle exclusion to […]

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What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Bias and How it Can Affect Injury Claims

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 29, 2021 in Motorcycle Accidents

Everyone has biases, just as everyone has opinions. Unfortunately, peoples’ biases and opinions about motorcycles and motorcycle riders often tend to lean one way. Insurance companies, juries and judges tend to view motorcycles as inherently dangerous and riders as reckless, dangerous individuals. Sometimes these biases are based on real-world experiences. For example, some people who […]

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How do Motorcycle Accident Claims Differ from Car Crash Claims?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 12, 2020 in Motorcycle Accidents

Even though motorcycles and cars are both motorized vehicles, there are some significant differences between them, particularly when these vehicles are involved in accidents. Not only are injuries from motorcycle crashes often more significant than injuries from car accidents, recovering compensation after a motorcycle crash can be more complicated. If you were injured in a […]

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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Pennsylvania?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 14, 2018 in Motorcycle Accidents

Lane splitting can result in a more serious accident compared to other types of motorcycle maneuvers. This maneuver may be used by motorcycle riders, but most states prohibit it. If you believe that lane splitting impacted your accident, the dedicated Harrisburg motorcycle accident lawyers at Schmidt Kramer can help. We can discuss the Pennsylvania lane splitting […]

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How to Avoid Blind Spots on a Motorcycle

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 11, 2018 in Motorcycle Accidents

Many accidents are caused when other motorists do not observe motorcyclists due to their smaller size and more narrow profile. If a motorist does not see you and collides with your bike, you may suffer serious injuries that require extensive medical care and years of rehabilitation. If you were injured in a blind spot accident, […]

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Important Tips for Motorcycle Safety

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on December 28, 2017 in Motorcycle Accidents

Due to the lack of external protection, a motorcyclist who is involved in an accident may suffer serious injuries such as brain damage, paralysis, road rash and broken bones. Fortunately, there are many safety tips that riders can follow to help prevent serious injury. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is […]

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Strategies to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 10, 2017 in Motorcycle Accidents

There is nothing quite like hitting the road on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, this is one of the most dangerous ways to travel on our nation’s roadways. If you get into an accident, there is a high risk of suffering severe, life-threatening injuries. While there is nothing you can do to completely eliminate the risk of […]

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What You Should Know About Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Safety Laws

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 26, 2017 in Motorcycle Accidents

In order to ensure the safety of motorcyclists, Pennsylvania has created laws that operators and riders must follow when traveling on a motorcycle. If you or someone you love frequently enjoys riding on a motorcycle, it is important that you know and understand these laws to increase roadway safety and prevent serious motorcycle accidents in […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Declares May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 09, 2016 in Motorcycle Accidents

With numerous collisions involving motorcycles on Pennsylvania highways, the state’s governor declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to ensure proper motorcycle training, reduce fatalities and provide motorists with safe driving tips when sharing the road with motorcyclists. In 2015, at least 3,400 motorcycle collisions were reported, along with 179 deaths. The number of fatalities […]

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Mount Joy Man Dies After Pennsylvania Motorcycle Crash

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on April 14, 2015 in Motorcycle Accidents

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 The Carlisle Sentinel and abc27 News in Harrisburg are reporting that a 19-year-old Mount Joy man was fatally injured in a crash involving two motorcycles this past Sunday afternoon in West Hempfield Township. According to the reports from the West Hempfield Township police, Jed Sweigart died at Lancaster General Hospital after […]

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